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overdevelop

[oh-ver-di-vel-uh p] /ˌoʊ vər dɪˈvɛl əp/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
1.
to develop to excess:
to overdevelop a photograph; to overdevelop a waterfront area.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; over- + develop
Related forms
overdevelopment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for overdevelop

overdevelop

/ˌəʊvədɪˈvɛləp/
verb (transitive)
1.
to develop too much or too far
2.
(photog) to process (a film, plate, or print) in developer for more than the required time, at too great a concentration, etc
Derived Forms
overdevelopment, noun
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